Consulting

I make digital products.

Building on a background in print, identity and branding, my current work is in digital product consulting and design for web and mobile apps.

I have had the privilege of working in many different mediums with a wide variety of clients. Much of my work has been in the non-profit sector, though my recent workload centered in the medical device sector, financial services and national franchise operations.

I spend more and more of my time helping guide organizations to good technology purchasing decisions. An app or web property must be one that you can live with long after launch. This involves understanding business needs and capabilities first and foremost.

Most recently I was a partner at Convey Studio. We created engaging, powerful custom tools for enterprise mobile device fleets, mostly for the medical device industry, web middleware and frontend web experiences.

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Selected Clients

Much of my recent work is under NDAs or on internal corporate projects, and cannot be publicly posted. However, some of it can be presented privately upon request.

Work Environment and Toolchain

At my last company, we primarily operated in a LAMP stack environment, using Laravel or other frameowrks on more complex projects. (Twig … who comes up with these names?) Serverside we used a lot of Node.js, and frontends were typically built in Wordpress or Bootstrap.

Whenever possible, I prefer to keep project code versioned and tidy in Github or Bitbucket. My preference for project management is JIRA, though I also spend a lot of time in Asana.

Toolset

Code

HTML/CSS
SASS (and LESS)
Bootstrap
Wordpress
Some JS for frontend
A bit of PHP

Production Tools

Sketch
PhpStorm
Xcode
Git
JIRA

Media Creation

Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
After Effects
Premiere Pro
Audition

Work Experience and Education

Partner and
Lead Creative

Convey Studio
Colorado Springs, CO — 2013 to 2018
  • Lead UI and UX design for all web and mobile
  • Create business technology strategies
  • Design and build front-facing and internal web products
  • Work in JS-based, git-connected app dev environments

Director of Communications

Woodmen Valley Chapel
Colorado Springs, CO - 2012
  • Oversaw all print and web communication for $10m/yr org
  • Hired and trained new design and admin staff
  • Managed and set budget
  • Laid groundwork for transition to new leadership

Graphic Designer

Woodmen Valley Chapel
Colorado Springs, CO – 2004 to 2012
Published 32 page monthly magazine
  • Oversaw development of iOS app
  • Lead designer for immersive experience installation
  • Lead in-house designer for a 7,000+ member ($10M/yr) organization
  • Helped create and manage comprehensive brandspace
  • Undergrad

    BA, Political Science
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign — 1998 to 2002

    I majored in international relations with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures.

    While not typically a course of study pursued by budding designers, it has proved invaluable in understanding people and helps foster engaging dinner party conversation.

    Personal

    For the last 15 years I have enjoyed a wonderful outdoor-focused life at the foot of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    In 2014, I began traveling extensively, living in New Zealand for a while and Chiang Mai for short periods of time. I often work from the road, I could bore you with stories, or you can see the pictures on Instagram.